Freedom and History and Other Essays

Freedom and History and Other Essays

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This volume of essays is an important introduction to the thought of one of the twentieth century's most significant yet underappreciated philosophers, Richard McKeon. The originator of philosophical pluralism, McKeon made extraordinary contributions to philosophy, to international relations, and to theory-formation in the communication arts, aesthetics, the organization of knowledge, and the practical sciences. This collection, which includes a philosophical autobiography as well as the out-of-print title essay qFreedom and Historyq and a previously unpublished essay on qPhilosophic Semantics and Philosophic Inquiry, q is a testimony to the range and systematic power of McKeon's thinking for the social sciences and the humanities.Hamilton borrowed the argument, uses the word aquot;responsibilityaquot; a€” Mill substitutes it for their word aquot;accountability. ... to determine whether its occurrence indicated a need to define a new concept which alters the significance of the old.

Title:Freedom and History and Other Essays
Author: Richard Peter McKeon, Zahava K. McKeon
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1990

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